Dry needling (trigger point dry needling) is a technique used to release trigger points in muscles, improve blood flow to involved areas, and decrease pain.
Do you ever get those taut bands or knots in your muscles that won't go away no matter how hard you massage or foam roll? They may even refer pain elsewhere when you push on them? Those are more than likely trigger points, which is what happens when a muscle is not relaxing and contracting as it should. We often find specific patterns of trigger point locations on the body when dealing with certain injuries. We will locate those trigger points and insert the needles there to release that trigger point, decrease pain, and cause minor tissue damage which is important for promoting healing.
Dry needling (trigger point dry needling) is a technique used in our Des Moines, Iowa based chiropractic office to release trigger points in muscles, improve blood flow to involved areas, and decrease pain. Since the needles are so small, dry needling is typically a comfortable treatment. You may feel the pressure of the initial insertion (it’s just a little poke). Trigger point dry needling can be used to treat a wide variety of injuries like shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, and more.